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Why modern full screen PC game engine draws mouse cursor only when Mouse Properties->Pointers->Scheme is (None) or Pointers Options->Display pointer trails is unchecked

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  • It doesn't make any sense! The game only needs to know where is the mouse pointer on screen and just draws it's own cursor image there. To obtain the coordinates of the mouse pointer, the PC game, like any other windows application, can simply call GetCursorPos of User32.dll. It should not care about Mouse Properties at all!
    Thursday, April 7, 2016 8:57 AM

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  • Might try them over here.

    https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/windowsdesktop/en-US/home?forum=csharpgeneral%2Cvbgeneral%2Cwindowsdirectshowdevelopment%2Cvcgeneral%2Cwindowsgeneraldevelopmentissues&filter=alltypes&sort=lastpostdesc

    http://www.xbox.com/en-US/developers

     

     

     


    Regards, Dave Patrick ....
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft MVP [Windows Server]

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    Thursday, April 7, 2016 10:39 AM
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  • You provided link that redirect me to the same MSDN forum to ask questions, and the second one to XBox games development.

    They are both not helpful.

    I need a link that redirects me to another forum where it is right to ask this question.

    Thursday, April 7, 2016 11:13 AM
  • This thread is in "where is" forum. What are you looking for? Help us help you.

     

     

     


    Regards, Dave Patrick ....
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft MVP [Windows Server]

    Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties or guarantees , and confers no rights.


    Thursday, April 7, 2016 11:14 AM
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  • I need a link that redirects me to another forum where it is right to ask this question.

    Also try here.

    https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/windowsdesktop/en-US/home?forum=windowsgeneraldevelopmentissues

    or tell us what you're looking for.

     

     

     


    Regards, Dave Patrick ....
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft MVP [Windows Server]

    Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties or guarantees , and confers no rights.

    Thursday, April 7, 2016 11:23 AM
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  • This is my first time I post in "Using Forums > Where is the Forum For...?", and I don't much understand the answers here. Can you please teach this newbie?

    I just seeking an answer to my question explained in this forum, but if nobody gonna answer it here, so just tell me where should I ask this question. The link redirects me to another MSDN page that lists links of another questions that I am not interested in. I am little confused.

    Thursday, April 7, 2016 1:14 PM
  • You're in the right place. This is "where is" forum for direction on where best to ask questions but we are not programmers so we may need some help from you on what exactly you're after.

     I was not sure if you needed programming assistance or help with the function calls from that DLL. If the latter the desktop dev forum is probably the correct place to ask.

     

     

     


    Regards, Dave Patrick ....
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft MVP [Windows Server]

    Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties or guarantees , and confers no rights.

    Thursday, April 7, 2016 1:18 PM
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  • I just seeking an answer to my question explained in this forum, but if nobody gonna answer it here, so just tell me where should I ask this question. The link redirects me to another MSDN page that lists links of another questions that I am not interested in. I am little confused.

    We cannot answer her as we are not programmers. The links I provided are to forums where you can re-ask your questions.

     

     


    Regards, Dave Patrick ....
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft MVP [Windows Server]

    Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties or guarantees , and confers no rights.

    Thursday, April 7, 2016 1:20 PM
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  • The first link I provided is to multiple forums but you can choose a best-fit forum from the left pane and ask there.

     

     

     


    Regards, Dave Patrick ....
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft MVP [Windows Server]

    Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties or guarantees , and confers no rights.

    Thursday, April 7, 2016 1:23 PM
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  • Thanks for your replies. I will have a look at these links deeper.

    But when I ask question, I still have to choose "forum category" and "forum". These links you provided me should help me to decide what best "forum category" and "forum" to choose?

    Thursday, April 7, 2016 1:26 PM
  • You're welcome.

     

     


    Regards, Dave Patrick ....
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft MVP [Windows Server]

    Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties or guarantees , and confers no rights.

    Thursday, April 7, 2016 1:27 PM
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  • I see that "Windows Development Issues" is in Selected Forum in the links you provided. Is this question can be asked here?

    What are you looking for? Help us help you.

    or tell us what you're looking for.

    I am looking for an answer to my question, or for someone who can answer my question, or forum where I can ask this question.

    Thursday, April 7, 2016 3:52 PM
  • If your question was around calls to that operating system DLL then yes I think that is the correct forum.

     

     

     


    Regards, Dave Patrick ....
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft MVP [Windows Server]

    Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties or guarantees , and confers no rights.

    Thursday, April 7, 2016 3:55 PM
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  • But the question is not about calling any operating system DLL, that I already know how to very long time ago, by either using LoadLibrary or GetModuleHandle and GetProcAddress and then use the returned object as pointer to function, but why I can't see game's mouse cursor, because in windows, it's scheme is not "(none)" or it displays trails.

    Did you really read all of my question?

    Without knowing how to answer it, did you really understand my question at all?

    Thursday, April 7, 2016 5:30 PM
  • As mentioned we are not programmers here, just another forums user trying to help out. For general programming related questions I'd ask over here.

    https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/home?forum=csharpgeneral%2Cvbgeneral%2Cvcgeneral&filter=alltypes&sort=lastpostdesc

     

     

     


    Regards, Dave Patrick ....
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft MVP [Windows Server]

    Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties or guarantees , and confers no rights.

    Thursday, April 7, 2016 6:16 PM
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  • Thanks for your reply.
    Thursday, April 7, 2016 6:28 PM
  • You're welcome.

     

     


    Regards, Dave Patrick ....
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft MVP [Windows Server]

    Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties or guarantees , and confers no rights.

    Thursday, April 7, 2016 6:31 PM
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  • I have found this forum to ask this question.

    Is this okay?

    I expected someone else to give me this link!

    Friday, April 8, 2016 8:03 PM
  • Sure, give it a try. You appeared to be asking a programming related question so it was not suggested to post in consumer forum but you're free to post at will. Also 7 IT Pro forums are here.

    https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windows/en-Us/home?category=w7itpro

     

     

     


    Regards, Dave Patrick ....
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft MVP [Windows Server]

    Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties or guarantees , and confers no rights.


    Friday, April 8, 2016 9:14 PM
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  • Thanks
    Saturday, April 9, 2016 9:15 AM